Davie County (Pop, 41K, County Seat, Mocksville, NC), is seeking an energetic, facilitative and visionary County Manager. With the ability to lead competent staff and work effectively within the Commissioner-Manager form of government, the successful manager has a track record of partnering and collaborating with staff, community, regional partners, and the Board to carry out the strategic priorities of the community, with a special emphasis on excellent fiscal management and economic development.
The County Manager reports to a five-person elected Board of Commissioners and leads 334 employees serving across 15 departments. The County operates with a $78.8M budget that is supported by a tax rate of $.738 per $100 of assessed tax value. The County currently operates under the Performance-Based Budgeting process. It allows Department Heads to be more flexible as well as more accountable.
Key priorities for the next County Manager include:
maintaining and enhancing the quality of life desired by citizens while driving growth, economic diversity, and housing opportunities;
enhancing excellent local and regional partnerships while effectively managing competitive requests for services;
proactively planning and managing infrastructure investment, improving safety, and encouraging citizen engagement in alignment with the strategic plan focus areas;
working with the Board of Commissioners to respond to a county-wide Fire Services Evaluation to effectively meet the needs of volunteer departments; and,
supporting continued employee development to train, mentor, and plan to ensure competitive recruitment, retention, and succession planning.
Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree in Public or Business Administration or a closely related field is required; a master’s degree in Public or Business Administration and/or ICMA credentialed management is desirable. Candidate must have five or more years of successful and progressive levels of supervisory and management experience, prefer experience in North Carolina local county government. The hiring range is $125,000 to 155,000 with compensation negotiable based on experience and qualifications. Residency within the County is expected within a negotiated timeframe of appointment.